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Adrian Somogyi - Clarinet/Recorder/Piano Teacher Acton

Adrian Somogyi Clarinet Teacher (West London)

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  • East Acton (W12) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 12 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond upon Thames

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Personal Message
I am a dedicated musician and really enjoy all aspects of music. Supporting and teaching young people has taught me to think laterally and adapt my musicianship appropriately, this in turn has fed back into my playing.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach clarinet and recorder at all levels, beginner to advanced players.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I graduated from the Royal College of Music with an Artist Diploma last year. I gained my Master’s Degree with distinction also at RCM in 2013. Previously, I had been studying at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest where I gained my Bachelor’s Degree.
What kind of experience do you have?
I started my teaching career in Hungary using the Kodaly-method. When I moved to London in 2011 I started working as a private teacher, preparing students for ABRSM exams. Furthermore, I am a member of the Royal College of Music Teaching Service. I worked with the Tri-borough Music Hub as an orchestral mentor, which gave me the experience of working with ensembles comprising of different aged players. In 2013 I did a workshop at London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Funharmonics. With the Cataleya Quintet, I have participated in workshops in primary and secondary schools.

As a performer, I enjoy a busy freelance career. Studying at the RCM gave me the opportunity to perform under the baton of Bernard Haitink and Sir Roger Norrington. Since college, I have regularly performed with the London Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and London City Ensemble. In 2013, I had the opportunity to perform as a soloist in Ivan Fedele’s Arco di Vento along with the RCM Symphony Orchestra. Later that year, I played Bruch’s Double Concert for Clarinet and Viola with the London City Orchestra.

As an active member of the Cataleya Woodwind Quintet, I have had the experience of performing at notable venues such as the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre and St Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2014, the group participated in the Park Lane Group concert series giving the first performance of Vykintas Baltakas’ Redditio 2. In 2013, the quintet was invited to give an interview and a live performance on Spanish National Radio. The aim of the quintet is to introduce the audience to both classic pieces and the lesser known works of the wind quintet repertoire.
How much do you charge?
£30 per hour
£20 per 30 mins

Fee includes reasonable travel expenses.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home in my music room. Alternatively, I can travel to the pupil's house.
When are you available?
I prefer to teach weekday afternoons and evenings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Usually I prepare children for ABRSM and Guildhall/TrinityLaban Graded exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
International Clarinet Association
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Where and with whom did you train?
Whilst participating in the Master of Orchestral Performance and Artist Diploma, at the Royal College of Music, I studied with Janet Hilton, Richard Hosford, Barnaby Robson, Tim Lines and Colin Lawson.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Kodaly said “Let music belong to everyone!”. Learning an instrument can be hard sometimes. However, with my experience and knowledge I aim for all of my students to have their own personal successes.